He’s now pounding the baseball for the Memphis Redbirds, but the accomplishments made in a Springfield Cardinals uniform have earned Dylan Carlson the award for Texas League Player of the Year.
Carlson, who had been one of the youngest players in Double-A baseball, became the 9th Cardinals prospect to win the Texas League honor in the league’s 89 years. Carlson is the fourth Springfield Cardinal to win the league honors, joining Oscar Taveras (2012), Matt Adams (2011), and pitcher Dakota Hudson (2017).
Carlson had career highs this season in batting average (.281), home runs (21), hits (117), doubles (24), triples (6), stolen bases (18) and total bases (216) in just 108 games.
Carlson was promoted to Triple-A Memphis on August 15th and is still the Texas League leader in home runs.